8 Most demanded series that have been delayed due to the strikes

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“Let’s list down the series who are suffering from the side effects of the writers’ strike!”

Several fans are in deep sorrow due to the delay in their favorite series’ release. If you aren’t aware, the Writers Guild of America Strike began on May 2, 2023, and it’s been more than three months without any response from the production houses. The actors have also joined hands with the writers and announced their strike too.

The WGA and SAG-AFTRA are both pushing for increased pay to counter rising inflation, shrinking residuals, and the rise of streaming content. Since AI is threatening their future, they have also demanded to limit the use of AI. Their demand isn’t the problem since they have the right to have a secure future. However, in order to secure theirs, they have forgotten about the series’ future, which hangs on a thin line. Here, we are going to discuss the 8 most demanded series that have been delayed due to the Writers’ strike.

The Sandman (Season 2)

The Sandman | Official Trailer | Netflix

The Sandman revolves around a cosmic being, Dream, aka the Sandman, who gets captured and held prisoner for more than a century until he escapes. After his return, he must fix the chaos that occurred due to his absence. The first season will be released on Netflix on August 5, 2023. The second season got renewed in November 2022 and we have been waiting for its release since then. However, the show will be delayed due to the writers’ strike since its production has been postponed due to not having a scrapping script.

The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power (Season 2)

The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power - Official Trailer | Prime Video

The epic thriller gripping series, The Lord of the Rings, revolves around a time of relative peace and covers all the major events of Middle Earth’s Second age. The rise of the Dark Lord, the fall of the island Kingdom of Numenor, and the last alliance between Elves and Men. The series is inspired by The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. The series was set to finish filming by the end of May. However, gets delayed due to two of its executive producers being bound by the strike rules.

Emily in Paris (Season 4)

Emily in Paris | Official Trailer | Netflix

The melodramatic series Emily in Paris is one of the 8 most demanded series that has been delayed due to the Writers’ strike. We all are well aware of the Chicago marketing Emily Cooper, who gets a dream job to work in Paris. She’s trying to make the most of it despite the challenge and the complicated love triangle she got messed into. The fourth season was renewed in January 2022, and it has been more than 7 months since the third season aired. The fourth seasons-filming was meant to begin in Summers, but now it’s postponed till fall.

Cobra Kai (Season 6)

Official Cobra Kai Trailer - The Karate Kid saga continues

Another amusing action series which have gotten delayed due to the writers’ strike is Cobra Kai Season 6. The series is set 34 years after the event of the 1984 All Valley Karate Tournament. Johnny Lawrence is seeking redemption by reopening the infamous Cobra Kai dojo and trying to sort things out with his rival, Daniel LaRusso. The writers’ room has been closed down due to the strikes and is likely to remain closed until things get settled.

Euphoria (season 3)

Euphoria Season 1 Trailer | Rotten Tomatoes TV

Euphoria is one of the 8 most demanded series, which has been delayed due to the writers’ strike. An American adaptation of the Israeli show revolves around the troubled life of 17-year-old Rue. Her journey from a drug addict to coming clean while also showcasing the high school students’ drama. Due to the strike, the show is postponed until 2025.

The Last of Us (Season 2)

The Last of Us | Official Trailer | Max

Another amazing series that got pushed back due to the Writers’ strike is The Last of Us Season 2. The series revolves around Joel and Ellie and their survival in the post-apocalypse. Two strangers join hands and become dependent on each other, going to any length to protect each other. The second season’s writers’ room has shut down and pushed the release to 2025. It is one of the 8 most demanded series which have been delayed due to the Writers’ strike. 

White Lotus (season 3)

The White Lotus | Official Trailer | HBO

The dark humor series is another victim of the writers’ strike. White Lotus revolves around the guests and employees of the frictional White Lotus resort chain whose interactions are affected by their various psychological dysfunctions. The show has successfully run its two seasons while the third season is postponed. The writers’ room has been shut down, and without a willful script, nothing can be done.

Stranger Things (Season 5)

Stranger Things | Official Final Trailer | Netflix

The last of the 8 most demanded series that have been delayed due to writers’ strike is Stranger Things season 5. The series is focused on a frictional town, Hawkins, set in the 1980s. It showcases young friends who witness supernatural forces and secrets they shouldn’t have known. The children soon find themselves in deep danger while the adults are trying their best not to panic. The series’ final season was postponed when Duffer’s brother announced that until the strikes were resolved, the fifth season wouldn’t be released.